Common Questions About Compounded Medications

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Common Questions About Compounded Medications

Common Questions About Compounded Medications by CompoundingCenter.com

If your veterinarian or doctor has recommended compounded medications for your pet, your child or for you, you’ve probably got a lot of questions about compounded medications. Filling a prescription for a compounded medicine is not the same as running to CVS or Walgreens to pick up a pre-made drug. We’re happy to spend time with you addressing all of your concerns and have compiled answers to the most common questions we receive.

How Long Does It Take to Fill a Compounded Medication Prescription?

When you fill a prescription at CVS or Walgreens you can usually wait 20-minutes or so to have them fill the prescription rather than coming back to the pharmacy on another day. Compounded medicines are a little different. Because they’re custom made to meet individual, unique needs, it typically takes 24 to 48 hours for us to prepare a compounded medicine. Emergencies do happen. In such situations, we make every effort to get your compounded prescription to you when needed.

Can My Compounded Medication Be Shipped?

Yes! We ship compounded medications to PA, MD, DC, VA, WV, and GA. Most compounded medicines are shipped via USPS priority mail at a cost of $6 and $8 to GA. If you need your compounded medication sooner, we ship using UPS or FEDEX overnight services. We also use UPS or FEDEX overnight services to ship compounded medicines requiring refrigeration. The cost for this service is $27 and $40 to GA.

How Do You Ship Compounded Medicines Needing Refrigeration?

Our top priority is to be sure you receive your compounded medicines safely. If the medication we’ve created for you requires refrigeration, we pack the medicine in ice packs and ship it overnight. If your compounded medication is temperature sensitive but does not require refrigeration, we pack it in ice and ship it using priority mail services.

If you have any other questions about filling compound medication prescriptions or how we get them to you, please come see us or give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

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